We've put our precious strands on the line while on the hunt for the best hairdresser in Brisbane, and after much foiling, snipping, fringing and a few tress-tanties, the results are in.
The ultimate litmus test for any good Brisbane hairdresser is a session in their chair, but (as we've all experienced) pick the wrong chair and the results can be disastrous. That's why we've done the hard work for you and narrowed the field to the very best lock-loppers and dye-disciples in town.
These are the best hairdressers in Brisbane for cutting, colouring, and the rest.
Toni & Guy CBD
We are quite fan-girly about the Toni & Guy crew in The Valley already, and Toni & Guy CBD is right along next to them in our adoration books. Great cuts, amazing colour and a pumping inner-city salon, they know just the thing to keep an urban girl's locks luscious. This Brisbane hairdresser makes us hair-happy every time.
The Ruby Room | Nundah
Home to one of the best split end treatments in Brisbane, The Ruby Room in Nundah are mane management kings who take the stress out of caring for your tresses. The talented team of colourists and stylists will have you bouncing out of the salon with a cut and colour to die for, and going back time and time again!
Epic Hair Designs
We've said it before, and we'll say it again, Epic Hair Designs are downright EPIC. Five salons around Brisbane—Kenmore, Newmarket, Upper Mount Gravatt, Norman Park, and Springfield Lakes—mean even more choice when it comes to getting your hair coiffed perfectly. The complimentary bubbles are nothing to be sneezed at, either!
XIN TWENTY ONE Hair Artistry | Milton
Using Shu Uemura products and a whole truck-load of creativity, XIN TWENTY ONE in Milton is our go-to westside salon, and one of best hairdressers in Brisbane. The dedicated team, lead by Xin himself, make it their mission to have you step out of the salon as the hair envy of all your friends—heck, even strangers on the street. They're offering $50 off cut and colour services and $20 off all services for all new customers who mention The Urban List, so call them today.
Fruition Hair | Wilston
Northside kids, if you're not onto the good thing that is Fruition Hair, you need to get your act together. Their bustling Wilston salon is a Brisbane hairdresser that offers the whole package—cool cuts, kickin' colours, to-die-for treatments, and a massage that will have you shouting their praises to anyone who'll listen. Kind of like us, right now.
Little Hair Nest | Paddington
This adorable Paddington salon houses one of Brisbane's best hairdressers—one hour in the chair at Little Hair Nest and you'll see we're not talking smack. Heather is the rare breed of hairdresser who really takes the time to consider your face, your lifestyle, and your preferences before taking to your mane, and the results are fine looking locks.
Toni & Guy The Valley
If it's a new shade you're pining for, Toni & Guy's Fortitude Valley store should be your first phone call. While they do a great cut, too, it's their awesome colourists who have earned this chic salon a spot in this best-hairdressers-in-Brisbane list! Complimentary refreshments only sweeten the deal.
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing | New Farm
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing is an easy contender for Brisbane's best hairdresser, and we are in love with Luke and his crew's colouring, cutting and styling skills. His reputation might be formidable, but Luke and his team are super-friendly and happy to help with any of your tress traumas. And Luke Reynolds is open in those magical late-night time slots when you need a hairdresser the most. P.S. There aren't any other hairdressers in New Farm with such palate pleasing neighbours (we love you, Chouquette) either!
Lila Boheme | New Farm
How do the gang at Lila Boheme be so damn cool? Known as a no-bullshit Brisbane salon, Lila Boheme do cool hair, and they do it well. Whether you're after the most on-trend colour work around, an effortlessly cool new cut, or the whole she-bang, this Brisbane hairdresser is one of the best in the biz.
AKA Togninis | Fortitude Valley
Home of the sh*t haircut (sh*t stands for Super Hot Individual Talent, der), AKA Togninis is a Brisbane hairdresser for the follicularly brave and the very hip, with an aesthetic inspired by fresh new hair and street style trends. Resta assured Jules Tognini and his team will take good care of your noggin'.
Lamb Hair | Auchenflower
Stumbling on a suburban hairdresser with big-city skills is one of our favourite things, ever. Tucked in to a steep street in Auchenflower, Lamb Hair is one of our faves for a gorgeous dye job.
Blow | Newstead
The fact that Blow do great hair is just one the many reasons this Newstead hairdresser rules. As well as kindly remaining open for late night hair-sessions, Blow is also a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, making it a no-brainer before an event. If you're on the hunt for Brisbane's best hairdressers, put Blow on your list!
York Hair Artistry | Fortitude Valley
York may not be the easiest to find Brisbane hairdresser (it's tucked down the end of the very hip Winn Lane), but it's worth the hunt. Their colouring prowess is legendary, and they can wrangle a pair of scissors like nobody's business. York Hair is well deserving of a spot on our list of the best hairdressers in Brisbane!
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